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Rating: 6 stars

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mubi switzerland german imagination cell phone zoo lizards attempted suicide phone call

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Seen on: 08/07/2019

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Aloys (2016)

Directed by Tobias Nölle

Mystery | Drama | Fantasy

Most recently watched by sleestakk

Overview

A lonely private investigator is contacted by a mysterious woman who pulls him into a mind game known as “telephone walking”. Fascinated by her voice, Aloys discovers an imaginary universe that allows him to break out of his isolation.

Length 90 minutes

Actors

Georg Friedrich | Kamil Krejcí | Sebastian Krähenbühl | Peter Zumstein | Tilde von Overbeck | Yufei Lee | Koi Lee

Viewing Notes

Was expiring on MUBI and I had watched a bit of it last week and it seemed interesting so I started it from the beginning. Noticed it’s also on Prime.

Def an interesting premise that keeps the mystery going in strange places but ultimately by the end the payoff seems a bit flat. Still a unique film for something different. I can imagine this kind of plot device “phone walking” being done in other countries by other directors that could produce some crazy stories. Thinking Kiyoshi Kurosawa or Apichatpong Weerasethakul or [insert any director that’s doing some wild shit]. I just really dig this plot device.

I take issue w/them calling the lizard an iguana b/c it’s clearly not an iguana. Pretty sure it’s a beardy.

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